GIS and Visualization

GIS and Visualization Research Technology Group

The GIS and Visualization RTG supports a broad range of analytical tools and technologies that include GIS, spatial data science, 3D modeling, virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. The team consults directly with faculty on research that contains large-scale datasets and produces new forms of born-digital scholarship. Operating out of the Technology Sandbox, an environment and ethos that promotes collaboration and experimentation, the GIS and Visualization RTG advances research by hosting workshops, organizing events/conferences, and creating tutorials on various related tools and methodologies.

Examples of recent GIS and Visualization group work include:

XR in the Arts and Humanities Webinar


XR in the Arts and Humanities: A virtual event showcasing the UCLA XR Initiative (XRI) where speakers gave lightning talks on eight different research and pedagogical XR examples.






4th Annual Humanitarian Mapathon  with USC and UCLA


2020 Humanitarian Mapathon: At this annual event hosted in partnership with USC, participants from both universities digitized buildings in areas that are suffering from natural disasters and/or human related crises.






COVID-19 Maproom website


Covid-19 Maproom: The GIS and Visualization RTG created this map-based data dashboard to better understand and visualize the global and local spread of the COVID-19 epidemic from January 2020 to present day. (No longer updated.)

The GIS and Visualization RTG can be reached by email for consultation and research.